2019-2020 Winter Events
Jeff Davis Parish
December 2019- January 2020 - February 2020
For more info, visit our website at:

City of Jennings Winter Events
December 20, 2019

Hot Chocolate with Santa!

Founders' Park, Downtown Main Street Jennings


Join us for a hayride, Santa Claus for Hot Chocolate and photos!

February 22nd
10:00am - Squeezebox Shootout with Keagan Navarre, Historic Strand Theatre

10:30am - Mardi Gras Festival in Founder's Park

4:00pm - Mardi Gras Parade rolls down Main Street
For info on any of these events, contact the
Jennings Festival Association at (337) 821-5532
Town of Elton

For more info, call
Elton City Hall

9th Annual Christmas Parade
(In Partnership with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)
December 7, 2019
Parade Rolls at 11:00am

Elton Mardi Gras
Run & Celebrations

February 15, 2020-Elton's Childrens' Mardi Gras Run, time TBA
February 22, 2020 - Elton Adult Mardi Gras Run, Time TBA

Contact Jesse Bertrand for more info on the run (337) 794-2316
Town of
Lake Arthur
Christmas on the Lake

December 14, 2019

Downtown Lake Arthur
Activities begin at noon with a gumbo cook off in the Park Pavillion. Judging is at 4pm. Bowls of gumbo will be sold for $5 after judging. A DJ will play Christmas Carols from 4-6p, With the Parade rolling down main street at 4pm. Fireworks and a boat parade will follow.

Hall of Trees

December 1-21, 2019

8am-4pm weekdays, City Hal
Area businesses, clubs, classes, families and individuals will have decorated trees, wreaths, poinsettias, statutes and other Christmas decoration on display.
Admission is free
Lake Arthur Mardi Gras 2020
February 15th
Mardi Gras Run, time TBA
Parade, rolls downtown on Main Street at 4:oopm
Town of Welsh

Winter Events

Call the Town of Welsh
for more info at
(337) 734-2231

432 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

(337) 821-5509
The Strand is also home to ABOB, "A Block off Broadway" Theatre Group. Performance and show schedule listed with movies.
Strand Theatre
 "It's Movie Night in Jennings" is a project of A Block of Broadway Community Theatre. Classic movies in this Historic Theatre. Grab some famous popcorn and enjoy the show! Tickets are $3

Winter Movie/Event Schedule and Jennings Events:

December 7 - ABOB’s  Movie Night - At the Strand -The Star sponsored by B&B A/C electrical - 5:00 p.m. Tickets $3 - 12 and under FREE

December 8   - Bon Ami Tours presents The Golden Sounds of the Platers Christmas Show  - At the Strand3:00pm Tickets $30 call 370-2512  

December 14   - CHIP’S Littles Production - 6:00 p.m. At the Strand

December 15   - CHIP’S Littles Production -  2:00 p.m. At the Strand

January 12 - Bon Amie Tours Presents Melody Hart and Wayne Massengale Family and Friends. Direct from Branson, Mo. 2:00pm Tickets $25, call 370-2512

February 16 - Bon Amie Tours Presents Murray Conque, Kent Gonsoulin/AJ Smith, All Star Cajun Comedy tour. Direct from Branson, Mo. 2:00pm Ticket price TBA, call 370-2512
The Hall of Trees

November 19-December 29

at the W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum and Old Magnolia Gift Shoppe.

The exhibit features 30 themed Christmas trees, wreaths, antique Christmas ornaments, old Christmas cards, vintage toys, the original elf on the shelf and more.

W.H. Tupper Museum
311 North Main Street
Jennings, LA
(337) 821-5532

A General Merchandise store from the 1900's! Doors closed in 1949, leaving authentic and interesting merchandise. Now a museum with treasures galore! Located in Historic Downtown Jennings.

NEW Hours:
10a-2p, Tuesday & Wednesday
10a-4p, Thursday & Friday
10a-3p, Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday
Also, visit the "Old Magnolia" gift shop located in the Tupper Museum! One of a kind gifts, vintage toys, Louisiana Souvenirs, retro candy and art work by local artists! Hours are the same as the Tupper Museum.
Zigler Museum Events
154 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0114
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

Now taking appointments for school tours!

This museum is housed in the historic City Hall building. It features works from the permanent collection on display
for the first time,
as well as familiar favorites.
Also has exhibits by local artists.
SWLa Acoustic Cajun Music Jam
Green's Cafe
603 State St
Jennings, Louisiana

10:00am-1:00pm, Every other Saturday

Bring your instruments and join in the Cajun Music Jam. All levels and ages are welcome! Anyone welcome to play or just jam to the Cajun sounds of local musicians. Free event.

2019-2020 Dates: 

  • Dec. 14th. 28th
  • Jan. 11th, 25th
  • Feb. 8th, 22nd

Farmers' Markets
  • Jennings - Main Street Farmers' Market, Founders Park. Saturday's from 7:00am-10:00am
Welsh Museum
202 E. South Street
Welsh, LA 70591
(337) 734-3811

This Small town's best kept secret. Celebrating over 100 years in the life of a small Louisiana town. Features agriculture exhibits, school day exhibits, military exhibits, and much more.

Admission is free, donations are accepted.

Welsh Museum Winter Events
Coming back to the I-10 Oil & Gas Park in Jennings on
February 11, 2020!
Runners of any level!
offered by
the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission
Crawfish Farm Tour
Now booking for
March, April & May 2020!

Learn everything about Louisiana's favorite food. Crawfish farm tours in Jeff Davis Parish will run seasonally from March-May. Experience the habitat, harvest, distribution, and consumption of Louisiana's #1 crustacean. Tour starts pond side on a working crawfish farm, then on to I-10 Crawfish Exchange, and finishes up at the Gator Chateau. A tour for all ages. Perfect for school groups.

Call the JDP Tourist Commission to book your tour today! 337-821-5521. Reservations are required.
Tours available for groups of 10 or more. Call the office to see if a scheduled group is going on your date,
you may join an existing group.
NEW for 2020!

We are starting a new group tour!


A hands on educational tour by a local rice farmer on a rice farm!

Call our office for more info on booking your group tour today!

Gator Chateau
Hold a baby gator! Visit our Rescue, Educate, and Release facility at the I-10 Oil & Gas Park in Jennings, LA (Exit 64). Can accommodate group tours (please call in advance). A free attraction!

Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 
Bayou Rum Distillery
Located in Lacassine, LA (I-10 Exit 48). The Spirit of Louisiana! Visit the largest private rum distillery in the USA, using all Louisiana ingredients. See how it's made and visit the tasting bar on their free tour! Be sure to stop at the gift shop, featuring all their products, as well as great Louisiana souvenirs. 

Flyway Byway
Drive the newest State Scenic Byway, the Flyway Byway! Get off the interstate and experience the authentic back roads of our Parish. A 55 mile driving loop, and also 80 miles of 'blueways'. Perfect for birders and nature lovers! Great for canoe/kayak enthusiasts, foodies, and nature lovers!

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